These last few years have been crazy for Darrelle Revis. Remember when Rex Ryan made a guarantee that Revis would be the best cornerback in football? Out of everything Rex stated, that’s the only thing that came true. When the Jets made back to back trips to the AFC Championship Game, Revis anchored a defense that ranked among the league’s elite for the Jets. He was and still is the definition of a shut down cornerback. The receivers he’s shut down over the years just really makes you say wow. He’s been successful against Calvin Johnson, Reggie Wayne, OchoCinco, T.O. Steve Smith and Roddy White just to name a few and what do all those guys have in common? All of them are and were number one receivers on their teams depth charts. then, Darrelle gets traded from gang green to Tampa and that didn’t really work out. Yesterday, he was released by the Bucs after one season then picked up a few hours later by the Patriots, a team he knows all to well and he’s back in a division he knows all too well.
To answer the first question, yes, I like this move a lot. The Patriots will make moves they feel are complementary to the football team. They lost one top five cornerback in Talib to the Broncos so what do they do? They bring in another top five corner to hopefully make a secondary better that has given up a lot of big plays over the last few seasons and to be that impact player that can make everyone else around better. Darrelle isn’t the best in the business right now but he’s certainly one of the best at his position today. Let’s also remember, the man is coming back from a serious knee injury. The Patriots are bringing him in on a one year deal. This Patriots defense can be solid all around with a healthy Wilfork anchoring that defensive line, Jerod Mayo is their best defensive player so him coming back is huge for them, another key piece in Brandon Spikes, young Chandler Jones and now adding Darrelle to the mix, this unit can be much improved if given some time.